Former WWE star Zach Gowen gives advice to released superstars

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Former WWE star Zach Gowen gives advice to released superstars

Despite having only worked in WWE for a short time, Zach Gowen has remained in the hearts of a myriad of fans. Gowen, who had a leg amputated as a child, took part in several feuds with high-profile superstars although the most remembered is undoubtedly the one that saw him succumb to Brock Lesnar.

Gowen was released from the Stamford federation just a year after his debut, which took place in 2003, following an injury that prevented him from returning to television screens. Terminations and releases are not a rare phenomenon in WWE, especially since the era of COVID-19 has begun.

Vince McMahon's company released nearly 30 superstars in 2021 alone, including the likes of Braun Strowman, Aleister Black and Lana. In a lengthy Sportskeeda interview, Zach recalled the circumstances that led to his departure from wrestling.

Zach Gowen was with WWE between 2003 and 2004

"There were several rumors going around suggesting my imminent release. I can't say I was totally taken aback,” admitted Zach Gowen. "The foundations that had been laid were not solid enough and it was not easy to manage that wave of success at my age.

You can't blame WWE for releasing me after only 20 matches, less than a year in the wrestling business. You can't blame them for giving me the chance to tell my story and giving me a platform to connect with people.

We must not forget that it is a business, with all the related consequences. I probably hadn't worked hard enough to stay there, ”he added. A piece of advice could not be missing for the recently fired athletes: "Perhaps there has never been a better time not to have a contract than in 2021.

There are tons of ways to stay in touch with your audience and create an authentic connection. Life does not end when you are released from WWE”. While speaking on the Rewind Recap Relive podcast, Zach Gowen revealed that Brock Lesnar was to powerbomb him thrice.

But, after realizing that Gowen was knocked out, he stopped at two powerbombs. "He was supposed to give me three powerbombs, like a triple powerbomb where you hold on, and then after two, he felt I got knocked out. Like he felt my body go limp for a second.

I hit the back of my head on the mat. I was knocked out on the powerbomb. It was supposed to be three, but he felt that I was in danger, so he just let me go. He might’ve saved my life if we’re being 100% honest, at that point," said Gowen.